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Orchard Primary

& Pre-School

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Orchard Primary & Pre-School

"Small enough to care, Big enough to inspire"

Classroom essentials

Welcome to Reception. Happy New School Year...


Who is in our classroom?

In Reception our Class Teacher is Miss Marrs and our Teaching Assistant is Miss Cooper.


What does my child need to bring to school?

Every day children will require: a water bottle, a waterproof coat and an Orchard Primary School book bag. Your child will be able to choose a library book which we will endeavour to change at least once a week so it will need to be in school daily. They will also have a reading record book which we ask you to fill in with details of the books you share at home.


At the start of each half term we also recommended that you bring your PE kit (in an appropriate bag) and leave it in school for the duration of the half term. Within your PE kit you will need an Orchard Primary School PE top, appropriate bottoms (shorts and jogging bottoms to choose dependent on the weather), PE pumps and an additional pair of socks.


What happens in Reception?

This year we will be walking 5 minutes per day as a whole school initiative so we ask that children have a waterproof coat everyday.


Every Monday we will take your child to the school library and they will change their library book. Also we have books available in the classroom in the morning if you want to take extra reading books home.


Our PE sessions this year will be Tuesday afternoon and Thursday afternoon, children will require their own PE kits to participate.


Marvellous Me:

We are delighted to let you know that we will use MarvellousMe to keep you informed of your child's learning and achievements in school. If you have any questions or would like help in accessing the app then please do not hesitate to ask. You should have all have received login details but if you haven't, please let us know.